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Pope gets stuck in Vatican elevator

VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis says he was stuck for 25 minutes in a Vatican elevator and had to be rescued by firefighters. Francis apologized to faithful in St. Peter’s Square Sunday for showing up seven minutes late for his traditional noon appointment with the public. Apparently

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Truck Hauling Stolen Watermelons Get Stuck

ROCKY MOUNT, N.C. (AP) — Sheriff’s deputies in North Carolina say they responded to a call of a possible crop theft to find a suspect stuck in the middle of a field trying to haul off a truckload of stolen watermelons. The Edgecombe County Sheriff’s Office said in a Facebook post

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New Mexico Man Steals 22 Boxes of Ice Cream Bars

LAS VEGAS, N.M. (AP) — A northern New Mexico man is facing charges after he was accused of committing a cold crime on a hot day: an ice cream heist. The Las Vegas Optic in New Mexico reports authorities say 31-year-old Paul Trujillo was arrested last week after he was one of two men who entered

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Bear Steals Delivery Package of Dog Food

GOULDSBORO, Pa. (AP) — A family in Pennsylvania says the thief that stole a delivery package of dog food from their porch turned out to be a hungry young bear. Eighteen-year-old Aidan Newman tells WNEP-TV he was just arriving home to pack up for college when he saw the black bear in his

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